Silvas Capitalis

  • Description

    "....Silvas Capitalis (a play on the latin for 'forest head') is a giant timber head located along the Lakeside Way created by American artist's collective SIMPARCH. The head has been conceived as a watcher, an imagined presence who has observed the passing occupation of the landscape over past millennia and how the environment has dramatically changed during the last one hundred years with the coming of the forest and more recently the lake. SIMPARCH returned to Kielder in spring 2018 to fabricate and install the long-awaited ears..."
  • Owner

    Kielder Art and Architecture
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.